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Though Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered today because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, most of his buildings were intended to blend into their surroundings.

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's

Originally posted by whl961210 on 18 Jan 2019, 21:08.
Last edited by Bunuel on 21 Jan 2019, 20:43, edited 2 times in total.
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I can clearly eliminate A,C and E

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
--> like is wrongly used.
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
--> the museum's design is an example for the bold designs, not the museum itself.
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's
--> like is wrongly used
--> apostrophe can't be used if the noun is followed by modifier ('in New York City' modifies 'Museum')

I am confused between B and D:

B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum

'Remembered for' is more common, but 'remembered because of' is correct a well,
Also 'the one' and 'that' seem to be grammatically equal.

I think 'B' is more appealing.
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Though Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered today because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, most of his buildings were intended to blend into their surroundings.

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's



I highly doubt if the OA is D. As per my understanding, the OA should be B.

The design of Guggenheim Mueseum is an example of Frank Lloyd Wright's bold designs, so usage of LIKE is incorrect. Options A and E are ruled out.

Option C is comparing the 'bold design' with Guggenheim Museum, this is incorrect. The designs should be compared.

Between option B and D, option B seems more idiomatic.

Option B should be correct.

Originally posted by GMATMBA5 on 21 Jan 2019, 19:51.
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This is one of practice SC questions and I clearly remember that the correct answer is B. here is the explanation on why D is not correct


• (D) This choice does not correct "because of." Moreover, the relative
pronoun “that” lacks a clear antecedent. It would be correct to say "The
design for the house, like that for the factory, is beautiful," for example.
But such a parallel structure does not exist in this sentence. However, the
use of "such as" in place of "like" is correct.
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New post 21 Jan 2019, 21:01
As the others did, I restricted my options to B and D.
I hurried and chose D, but I think that there is an interesting shade of meaning here.
You are remembered "for" something that you did, not "because of something"
In this case, the FL is remembered for the designs that he did in life, and not "because" of them.

I do not know if it is clear; I'm reading it again now and it looks so clear that I'm feeling like an idiot.
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Though Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered today because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, most of his buildings were intended to blend into their surroundings.

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's


I have a few questions here:

For B) is one not considered a pronoun? If so, doesn't it need a logical antecedent? What would be the antecedent in this case?

In C) is the use of such as to give an example of a bold design incorrect? Is the Guggenheim not an example of a bold design?
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whl961210 wrote:
Though Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered today because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, most of his buildings were intended to blend into their surroundings.

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's


I have a few questions here:

For B) is one not considered a pronoun? If so, doesn't it need a logical antecedent? What would be the antecedent in this case?

In C) is the use of such as to give an example of a bold design incorrect? Is the Guggenheim not an example of a bold design?


I can answer only to the second one.
In C such as is used to present and examples of designs. The GM is a Museum, so this exemplifies the museum itself, not its design; for this reason the correct construction is B
"for bold designs such as the design for the GM"
You can substitute one with design and it still makes sense, even it is repetitive
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WHY E IS WRONG? CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN CLEARLY
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WHY E IS WRONG? CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN CLEARLY

shahidomer77 option E uses like to introduce the example "Guggenheim Museum's [design].

We use such as to introduce examples.

Hope that helps.
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This is one of practice SC questions and I clearly remember that the correct answer is B. here is the explanation on why D is not correct


• (D) This choice does not correct "because of." Moreover, the relative
pronoun “that” lacks a clear antecedent. It would be correct to say "The
design for the house, like that for the factory, is beautiful," for example.
But such a parallel structure does not exist in this sentence. However, the
use of "such as" in place of "like" is correct.

duanlian1989 , are you quoting Manhattan GMAT? I assume so. I'm just making sure.

And is it Manhattan GMAT, or Manhattan Review?
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For B) is one not considered a pronoun? If so, doesn't it need a logical antecedent? What would be the antecedent in this case?


I think not.
it is a noun. there is 'the' before 'one' which clears it is a noun.
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For B) is one not considered a pronoun? If so, doesn't it need a logical antecedent? What would be the antecedent in this case?


I think not.
it is a noun. there is 'the' before 'one' which clears it is a noun.

One is a pronoun. It indicates a single, indefinite part of a set such as "bold designs by F.L. Wright."

Think of one as an indefinite copy.

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This is one of practice SC questions and I clearly remember that the correct answer is B. here is the explanation on why D is not correct


• (D) This choice does not correct "because of." Moreover, the relative
pronoun “that” lacks a clear antecedent. It would be correct to say "The
design for the house, like that for the factory, is beautiful," for example.
But such a parallel structure does not exist in this sentence. However, the
use of "such as" in place of "like" is correct.


I am not convinced with your example.

in your example, before 'that', there are 2 nouns 'design' and 'house'. so it may be not clear.
but in our case in 'D', before 'that', there is only one noun which is 'designs'.

I chose B. But I am trying to discuss the concepts behind our choices.
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One is a pronoun.


does this mean that it should be the 'ones' ?
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generis wrote:
One is a pronoun.


does this mean that it should be the 'ones' ?

Please see my post.

No. There is only a single example -- one example -- of Wright's bold designs at the singular Guggenheim Museum.

One stands for a single, indefinite copy of a larger collection.

Correct: I see that you received a box of chocolates. May I have one?

Correct: I don't like xenophobic statements, such as the one in which a politician called people from Mexico "criminals."

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kchen1994 wrote:
whl961210 wrote:
Though Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered today because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, most of his buildings were intended to blend into their surroundings.

A. because of bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum
B. for bold designs such as the one for the Guggenheim Museum
C. because of bold designs such as the Guggenheim Museum
D. because of bold designs such as that for the Guggenheim Museum
E. for bold designs like the Guggenheim Museum's


I have a few questions here:

For B) is one not considered a pronoun? If so, doesn't it need a logical antecedent? What would be the antecedent in this case?

In C) is the use of such as to give an example of a bold design incorrect? Is the Guggenheim not an example of a bold design?


Anyone who is confused in options B and D, in the context of pronouns should note that 'that' in option D is a definite pronoun, it refers to designs and therefore a plural form is expected. On the other hand, 'one' in option B is an indefinite pronoun. Indefinite pronouns don't refer to a person or a thing.
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